Our early spring edition of #MetaBeers 2016 is almost here, and again we’ll be at the Yorkshire Grey. In February we had the usual interesting talks, and the only metadata pub quiz (this time with guests setting some of the questions), all alongside excellent food and drink from the ever changing Yorkshire Grey team.
The next date for your diary (as advertised in our newsletter) is Wednesday 16 March from 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We’ll be talking about what makes great B2B interfaces. Join us!
#MetaBeers are our monthly get together with colleagues, friends, partners, and likeminded folks. They are spoken in plain English, and are a fun night out where we all expand our views as we consume the best ales and finger foods an English pub has to offer.
march: great b2b interfaces
In March we’ll look at how to feed data to and from other B2B systems, without the end user ever noticing there was anything to be done.
We’re putting the finishing touches to our schedule. Here’s the plan for the evening, so far:
- chris — feeds vs apis
- tom — in an ideal world…
- martins — chatty apis
- romain — garbage in
- dias — garbage out, sometimes
- luke — toolz4teamz&clientz
- mirona — about the data
- …and finally tom — for the one and only metadata pub quiz, with prizes
how does it work?
You sign up to #MetaBeers, RSVP the invite, and come along with all the +1s you like. We prepare talks, buy pints & treats, then we all gather round and make merry. We’re having as many 5 minute talks as needed to cover the theme, but never more than 1 hour. If you’d like a spot (this month, in April, etc.) on the running order, do get in touch*.
back in february: great apis
This is all follows on from February, when we talked about what makes great APIs. Below, the evening in tweets:
I started off the talks, taking about where an API should be used. #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) February 17, 2016
The answer is to start with designs, and work back to the API. Always design first. #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) February 17, 2016
We use annotations that specify what data should be hydrated, so each design gets the data that’s needed #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) February 17, 2016
Getting internal APIs right is as important as for external APIs. Netflix traffic is 99.7% internal. REST everywhere! #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) February 17, 2016
And that’s it for this month’s #MetaBeers. We’re taking about B2B interfaces next, on 16 March ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) February 17, 2016
next time: what about april?
Next, on 13 April we’re going to talk about the actual data. What makes good data, what makes bad data, and how do you solve the problems that come up.
and in may?
Looking further into the future, on 18 May we’re going to talk about metadata and me. Each talk should offer a fairly unique perspective on each person’s relationship with video and audio data.
But that’s still a way away. For now, please do join us on Wednesday, March 16th.
Update: a few times 12-16 March, to add to the schedule.